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O.J. Simpson & patent reform

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2015

Efforts to enact patent reform (as well as the America Invents Act of 2011) arewere largely driven by the perception that the patent system is being

A Philips construction at the PTAB will halt patent litigation

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2015

Since the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA), the debate has raged as to whether or not the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) should apply the

Senate Democrats propose bill to gut AIA trials

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2015

Well, if you expected the Goodlatte Bill to sail through the House for swift passage through the Senate, forget about it. Hill chatter has indicated

PTAB rule changes slated for Q2 and Q4 of 2015

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2015

In June of 2014 the USPTO issued a Request for Information in the Federal Register entitled, Request for Comments on Trial Proceedings Under the

Are strict PTAB amendment practices inconsistent with patentee estoppel?

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2013

The rules of the new patentability trials of the America Invents Act (AIA) are designed to ensure timely resolution of patentability disputes within

PTAB sanctions patentee for provocative filings

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2014

37 C.F.R. 42.12 provides that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) the power to sanction parties. The Board has been reluctant to officially

PTAB balances gamesmanship interests for issue joinder

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2015

As discussed previously, in Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp (IPR2014-00508) a divided PTAB panel permitted issue joinder. While the

The PTAB as a hedge fund tool?

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2015

Over a year ago, I explained how "PTAB Trolls" were attempting to manipulate the new administrative trial system of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board

Goodlatte patent reform bill reemerges in house

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 5 2015

As expected, House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) today introduced a revised version of his 2013 bill (H.R. 3309), as H.R. 9 (here

Post grant patent challenges to threaten continuation portfolios

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2012

The new patent validity trials of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), Post Grant Review (PGR), Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (TPCBMP), and Inter Partes Review (IPR) introduce a new layer of estoppel for Patentees